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History of Typewriters

The QWERTY Connection
History of Typewriters/Keyboards
 
The first TYPEWRITER, (The Qwerty Connection, Darryl Rehr)
It was called the "Sholes & Glidden Type Writer," and it was produced by the gunmakers E. Remington & Sons in Ilion, NY from 1874-1878. It was not a great success (not more than 5,000 were sold),...
 
ALL ABOUT ANTIQUE TYPEWRITERS
(Presented by Darryl Rehr, editor of Journal of the Early Typewriter Collectors Association)
A complete survey of typewriter history, typewriter varieties, models,fully illustrated with color images.
 
TIMELINE HISTORY OF THE IBM TYPEWRITER
etypewriters.com
A timeline history of the IBM Typewriter with old ads to show what the machines looked like. Click on the thumbnail to see an enlargement of that ad.
 
TypewriterCollector.com
Typewriters... something old that's new to collect!
 
Chuck & Rich's Antique Typewriter website and museum
Chuck Dilts and Rich Cincotta ,Southboro MA -passionate collectors of antique/unusual typewriters, Editors of ETCetera (the Early Typewriter Collectors Association)
 
The Classic Typewriter Page
Richard Polt
 
From Carbons to Computers: The Changing American Office
The Smithsonian Office of Education explores a contemporary phenomenon that has strong ties to its past.